How many times have you arrived at a meeting on time, only to watch the presenter spend ten minutes troubleshooting a shaky WiFi connection? Or, you’re working from a coffee shop and, after a few minutes of feeling like the “Can you hear me now?” guy with a PC, you realize there’s only one corner with reliable connectivity.WiFi isn’t a nicety for today’s workforce, it’s a necessity. When your connection works, you don’t think about it, but when it doesn’t, work stops.Spotty connectivity is not only irritating for workers, it’s also a challenge for IT tasked with broadcasting solid WiFi to the farthest reaches of campus.It’s with this rampant problem in mind that Dell is excited to introduce the Dell Latitude 7490 with Intelligent Wireless, featuring the exclusive Active Steering Antenna (ASA) technology, announced at CES 2018.How ASA Makes the Most of Weak WiFiASA is designed to give the Latitude 7490 connectivity superpowers. It intelligently detects the location of the strongest wireless signal and reconfigures itself to use that path.Think of it like this. Say you’re out to dinner with a friend and that person launches into a story. Will you be able to hear better if you’re facing that person or if your back is turned? That may seem like a silly question, but your PC’s WiFi antenna may very well have its back turned on the best reception spot in the room without your knowing it.Effectively, ASA technology makes sure your laptop antenna is “facing” the strongest WiFi signal for the best possible connection.How? The antenna chooses from multiple different radio wave patterns to automatically find and lock into the optimal choice for the environment, helping to eliminate dead spots and deliver a more reliable WiFi connection with increased, range and speed.ASA Test PerformanceIn Dell’s real-world tests, the Latitude 7490 offered substantial throughput improvements over non-ASA-enabled laptops. The most significant improvements were in the locations and orientations where signal reception is on the edge of usability.On average, the Latitude 7490 with ASA technology experiences a 40 percent average 11ac throughput enhancement over the same laptop with a passive antenna solution. That translates into fewer dropped connections, successful file transfers and faster email syncs, even on the fringe of the network.The Future of Intelligent WirelessASA is an important step in Dell’s journey to improve connectivity for mobile workers. For users, it means less time spent troubleshooting their connection and more time being productive. For IT, it means that last mile of coverage on campus is no longer the last mile.Dell is proud to be the first and only to offer ASA technology, exclusively available in certain configurations of the Dell Latitude 7490. There are more connectivity advancements to come as we continue working to solve the real challenges our commercial customers face on a daily basis.For the workers relying on a wireless connection to access company files, collaborate and communicate throughout the day (in other words: just about everyone), spotty connectivity is a serious hurdle. Dell is giving those workers tools to be productive and to office anywhere.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident his side will not be bullied in tough away trips again this season – starting at Everton on Saturday. The Gunners head to Goodison Park for the televised early evening kick-off looking to produce a much-improved display than the 3-0 defeat suffered in April, which looked to have put a huge dent in ambitions of finishing in the top four of the Barclays Premier League once again. Wenger admitted it was a “low point” of a roller-coaster campaign which would eventually finish in triumph, lifting the FA Cup at Wembley and having overtaken Everton after they faltered in the closing matches. Wenger feels this time around, things can be very different. “Many teams think that (Arsenal can be bullied). We get that question many times,” he said. “But if you look at the results from the last three or four years away from home, we are the team with the best away results.” Wenger believes the current squad are up to the challenge physically, although accepted sometimes packing a side full of technically gifted players can make it seem a “bit lightweight”. The Arsenal manager added: “When we buy a player we do not look how heavy he is, but how good he is. It is a coincidence that we are a bit lightweight. “Maybe because we use more technical players in the middle of the park, especially Arteta. On that front maybe. “It depends as well who plays. If I play (Santi) Cazorla or Podolski, the weight is a bit different, but it is true we are a bit more lightweight than before, when we had (Emmanuel) Petit, (Patrick) Vieira, (Ray) Parlour. On Fridays when we checked the weight it was quite something there.” Wenger believes you cannot always legislate to find like-for-like physical replacements when aiming to move the team forwards. “You always want to improve technically and sometimes when you want to do that you go a bit more for skill, which can be more lightweight,” he said. “At the time when Vieira left we had (Cesc) Fabregas there who was 17 years old. “However, you cannot say ‘you are not heavy enough, so you cannot play’. Cesc had the quality to play.” It was Arsenal’s failures away to their title rivals – suffering heavy defeats at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea – which ultimately scuppered any championship ambitions for a team who had been top of the table until February. Wenger accepts there can be no repeat if Arsenal are to last the distance through to May 2015. “Last year, yes in the quality of our performance and even more than that in mental resistance, the mental steel on the day, that (Everton away) was one of our low points,” Wenger said. “At the start I played with (Mikel) Arteta and (Mathieu) Flamini in the middle of the park; we had not (Mesut) Ozil, we had (Aaron) Ramsey on the bench, just coming back from injury. “We played with (Lukas) Podolski and (Olivier) Giroud, and we were a bit bullied. “At the back we had (Per) Mertesacker, (Thomas) Vermaelen, (Nacho) Monreal and (Bacary) Sagna. It was an off day, as well physically. “Yes (I was worried we would not make the top four) because it was not in our hands any more. It was in the hands of Everton. “It was only their defeat against Crystal Palace at home that allowed us to get there.” Press Association
Facebook89Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention BureauWhat does Thurston County taste like? The Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau (OLTVCB) wants to know.The OLTVCB teamed up with the famous grannies at Ice Chips to make a candy that represents the flavor of the region. Ice Chips and the OLTVCB have narrowed down the candy choices to three flavors and now seek the public’s help in selecting the winning flavor.Bev Vines-Haines (left) and Charlotte Clary displayed their xylitol candy, Ice Chips, on the television show, Shark Tank.Thurston County flavor choices include:Apple FrittersTasting notes: Inspired by the area’s famous farm fresh fritters, the candy is fused with the fresh taste of apples reminiscent of a trip down the Thurston Bountiful Byway.Artesian RainTasting notes: As it has been said, “It’s the Water.” Rain keeps our natural beauty lush and green and artesian water feeds the area’s burgeoning craft culture. Mint is infused into the candy giving it a refreshing taste—just like the local scenery and culture.Coffee RainTasting notes: Thurston County embraces the rain as much as the coffee that runs through local’s veins.Thurston County gets to decide the next flavor of Ice Chips. Vote now.Locals are encouraged to cast their vote at http://bit.ly/2oe3zEd. Voting is open until April 16, 2017.Ice Chips, a local candy company, makes candy with the healthy natural sweetener Xylitol. Xylitol reduces tooth decay and strengthens teeth. The grannies’ appearance on Shark Tank catapulted the candy’s popularity with rapid growth, including contracts with Disney.“Ice Chips is a local treasure with national recognition. From their humble beginnings in a garage to stardom on Shark Tank, Ice Chips is the perfect partner to create a decidedly different flavor to represent Thurston County,” said Shauna Stewart, executive director of the OLTVCB.The candy is part of the new destination brand launch and will be used as gifts to promote Thurston County to visitors, meeting planners, sporting event organizers and media. Visitors can taste all of Ice Chips candy flavor varieties in the company’s tasting room in Tumwater.
Image Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement kqhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E70md( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2c3Would you ever consider trying this?😱6r4Can your students do this? 🌚1z532rxRoller skating! Powered by Firework A stunning comeback against Australia in the last ODI series at home. A brilliant start against New Zealand on the start of the T20 series on away soil. Team India is not only fulfilling the expectations, they are also conquering the hurdles in between. A 3 match ODI series, followed by flying to another country within three days- and snatching an amazing chasing victory, it has all been a major leap forward for Virat Kohli and the team.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPPreviously what felt like a hectic schedule for Virat Kohli, turned into savoury for the team, as the skipper himself said himself after today’s win in Auckland: “We enjoyed this. Landing two days before and playing a game like this, it was fantastic… This sets up for the whole tour for us.”As the hosts put up a total of 203 in the first innings, it was the stormy duo of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, along with Kohli’s own blasts that got the Men in Blues winning the match with 5 wickets remaining.Advertisement Kohli mentioned that the atmosphere at the Eden Park Stadium was perceived as home crowd, which turned out to be a big factor for chasing down a hefty target. The 31 year old continued: “Felt like 80 percent support was for us and the crowd was right behind us. You need that sort of push chasing 200 plus. We never spoke of the jet lag in the team. We didn’t want any excuse.”While missing his half century by just 5 runs, Kohli is now the highest Indian run scorer against The Black Caps. Along with the captain’s 45-off-32, KL Rahul opened up with a stormy 56 runs from 27 balls, along with Shreyas who kept his strike till the end at a 29-ball-58. The latter was named the Man of the Match.Advertisement However, Kohli mentioned the contribution of India’s bowling squad for keeping a star stunned Kiwi batting order near 200, while Colin Munro, Ross Taylor the skipper Kane Williamson all putting up scores past 50s.“You can’t be harsh on anyone on this kind of pitch. I think we did well in the middle overs, to restrict them under 210 was a good effort,” he added.The second T20 match is on Sunday at Eden Park.Also read-NZ vs IND 1st T20 Review: KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer bring the thunder as India chase down NZ’s total Advertisement